Archive for April, 2013

I took my show down last week. It was a wonderful month full of nice people saying nice things about my work (and even buying it!!). I feel like I’ve taken a big first step.

On the other hand, I’m also feeling something similar to postpartum malaise.

I know I need to start working again, and I even have plans for a Scarlet Letter piece and a Cain & Abel piece (settling the score, as it were). But these projects are large & complicated and seem intimidating right now.

What to do? Well, I’ve decided to give myself a little boost by beginning with an abstraction & then finding patterns in it. Like when I was a kid and found patterns in the wallpaper. I’m working with the first abstraction now, using color pencils to discover my own creation within the lines. It’s fun and surprising and I find that I’m actually constructing a coherent picture out of it all, just going with my gut..

I don’t know if it’s art, but it’s getting me energized.  I’ll post the finished product when it feels finished, and you can judge for yourselves.

Art or not, it is serving a useful purpose – it’s getting me going again!

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Our Global Village

Posted: April 7, 2013 in Uncategorized
Today is National Holocaust Remembrance Day. I have been watching SHTETL, a film that asks hard questions about how ‘good people’ can ignore or rationalize or even condone horrific acts that are taking place in their own village.
We must remember and learn from history.
We cannot turn a blind eye to the persecution of ANY group of human beings.
We are living in a global village, and EVERYONE is our neighbor.
We cannot allow ourselves to ignore the suffering of human beings
anywhere in this world.
PBS has made it possible to watch SHTETL online, here:
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shtetl/